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Date: 4/1/11 9:42 PM

O joy--I went to a local thrift store today, looking for a Pampered Chef stoneware loaf pan. No such luck, but what did I see hanging on the "tools" wall? A brandnew, still wrapped in its original packaging Designer's Curve for 5 bucks! Hurray. I'd been looking for one for months, always too cheap and lazy to order one online, create yet another online account + password, fork over around $25. And here it was at my local Savers, just waiting for me.

Made my day. Claudia

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Date: 4/2/11 2:34 AM

Hurray...what a find!!!!!

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Date: 4/2/11 12:33 PM

What a great find. I never find good stuff like that. Of course it would help if I went looking more often.

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Date: 4/2/11 2:49 PM

Awesome! I love my curve I got a well-loved Dritz Ezy Hem the other day for 50 cents. A couple of dents I banged out with a hammer on a flat surface. It looks like I have been sewing with it for years. I never would have invested "real" money on one.

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Date: 4/2/11 6:01 PM

Sweet! I just bought the Dritz dressmakers/french curve ruler for $12 @ JoAnns. But $5 is even better!

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Date: 4/2/11 6:02 PM


Lucky girl.. makes going shopping worthwhile when you score like that.

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Date: 4/6/11 8:27 PM

Love it!! I have a great pressing board (dritz) that's great for curves, collar points, and other small details for 2 or 3 bucks awhile back that I love. I've been lucky to find several good items and its always such a thrill! The most exciting thing was a Bernina 530 Record intact, working, with 10 or 12 feet and the little drawer thingie, manual *and* knee controller, plus a working (in decent shape) case with the key . For $35 bucks. Whoohoo!!

I love thrift stores

Congrats on your find! And don't give up on the stoneware pan! I found one and bought it for my DMom at a thrift store, in practically new condition. I also found a cool square stoneware 9x9 pan that I paid 2 bucks for and then dropped it in the parking lot and broke it So when you find one be careful! lol.

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Date: 4/7/11 8:08 AM

All right you guys, that does it! I'm moving out of my sewing starved piece of this state and closer to you! I would love for my Goodwill to have more sewing stuff, but I'm more apt to find quilting things in there, and at a very limited supply.

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Date: 4/7/11 8:42 AM

Note to self, drop by GW more often...

Isn't it funny what small thing can really make your day? I've had my curve for a long time, a few others too I picked up in an art store in NY with DD but they languished in the drawer, I knew I "needed" them but wasn't sure why until a class I took that showed how to use the curves, for armscye/sleeves in particular, light bulb! It was a general fitting class with Peggy Sagers (there's a free webcast recording though on using the curve that I have to keep watching along with dvd to refresh my memory but at least now I can substitute sleeves and be sure they fit. Way back in beginning days of sewing I just figured I could do it and never occurred to me that wouldn't work. I must have either had some bad looking clothes I was unaware of or someone watched over me!

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Date: 4/7/11 9:57 AM

ah, I love thrift store finds. I have a sleeve board I bought at one, very cool thing, and then last week at my favorite "undeliverable freight" store I found a pair of new Kai dressmakers shears for $5. Zip-a-dee-do-da!

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